June 2011

US Navy says no S.China Sea link to Vietnam visit

  • Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:00

Vietnam and the United States are to hold joint naval activities next month but they were long-planned and are unconnected to regional tensions in the South China Sea, the US Navy said Thursday.

The princelings are coming

  • Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:00

Next year’s changes in the leadership will bring on a new generation of privileged political heirs

Paul Vallely: A welcome move, but thousands remain political prisoners

  • Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:00

One man has been freed. Ai Weiwei, China's most famous living artist, has been released from jail. His offence, according to the Beijing police department, was tax evasion. 

India can remain observer

  • Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:00

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which was established in 2000, has evolved to become a potentially major player in the Central Asian region including Afghanistan and Iran.

China: Ai Weiwei Case Reflects Disregard for Rule of Law

  • Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:00

The release of the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei on June 22 is a relief for his family, friends and supporters, but leaves troubling unanswered questions about his arrest, detention and conditions of release, Human Rights Watch said today.

Beijing's Strange Composure in the Face of Crises

  • Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:00

There are many reasons why Chinese officials might be starting to sweat about the summer here. Cracks emerging in the country’s economic edifice, price inflation combined with growing signs of a punctured property market, wealth being moved overseas at an increasing pace — taken together, these could be indicators of a government whose present policies are starting to unravel.

China: Urumqi goes with the flow of walled river

  • Wed, 06/22/2011 - 12:00

A bid to escape Uighur riots provides quiet moments of reflection beside a once destructive Chinese river

Is the 'China Model' Failing?

  • Tue, 06/21/2011 - 12:00

The country's economic growth, long thought to ensure Communist Party rule, has done little to curb the protests and violence that have erupted across the country in recent weeks

In China, Huntsman Leaves Them Guessing

  • Tue, 06/21/2011 - 12:00

In China, Jon Huntsman’s latest project has been greeted with far less excitement than his last one. The announcement of his candidacy on Tuesday drew scant attention from the state-backed media.

Governments Voice Strong Concern Over Situation in Tibet

  • Tue, 06/21/2011 - 12:00

Various governments on Thursday, 16th June expressed their deep concern about the current situation in Kirti Monastery in Ngaba county of Eastern Tibet.